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Invitation to all GHOP students

Post by Chris Davenport » Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:20 pm

To all current and prospective GHOP students,

I'd like to personally invite all of you to join us for the first Joomla! Doc Camp event which will take place this coming weekend.  Full details here: http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla%21_Doc_Camp .  Although we have two real-world locations (Vancouver, Canada and Brussels, Belgium) you can take part by simply joining us online.

So if you are free at any time during the 19th, 20th or 21st January, please drop by and lend a hand.  It revolves around a website (http://docs.joomla.org) and an IRC channel (#joomladocs @ freenode).

Many of you have been involved in documentation tasks and most of the material that you have produced will be integrated into the official documentation over time.  I have already begun storing all the deliverables from the Contest on docs.joomla.org so they form a central resource that we can all refer to.  The front-end for the repository can be found here: http://docs.joomla.org/GHOP_Contest_Repository

This is an opportunity to work directly on the official documentation, live and in real-time.  You are all equally welcome whether you have been involved in a documentation task or not.  It promises to be lots of fun.  I hope you can make it. :)

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Re: Invitation to all GHOP students

Post by drmmr763 » Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:57 pm

I'd love to try and get in on this. But, I have a question.

How do I get on the IRC channel? I've never used one before  :o
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Post by trombonechamp » Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:15 pm

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Re: Invitation to all GHOP students

Post by MiCCAS » Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:32 pm

drmmr763, if you don't have an IRC client just use this: http://www.miccas.net/joomla_irc/
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Re: Invitation to all GHOP students

Post by AmyStephen » Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:35 pm

I am happy to work with any of the GHOP contestants on the Doc Camp, too. We could be a virtual team, for whomever wants to participate.

If you want to try to IRC, consider using ChatZilla - or - if you, like me, cannot connect to IRC, there are websites like http://ircatwork.com/ that allow you to use IRC via a web browser.

We can also work together as a team using IM - GMail - MSN - or Skype chat.

Thanks, Chris, for the invitation!
Amy :)

Wow! While I was typing, two of you came in!  8)

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Re: Invitation to all GHOP students

Post by drmmr763 » Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:09 am

I think I've figured out how to get in using ChatZilla. But no one is there!
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Re: Invitation to all GHOP students

Post by MiCCAS » Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:15 am

drmmr763 wrote: I think I've figured out how to get in using ChatZilla. But no one is there!
Not yet, they will be on the 19th.
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Post by drmmr763 » Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:26 am

Right right.
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Re: Invitation to all GHOP students

Post by depresz » Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:50 pm

I think that Doc Camp is great! I'm gonna join this party; will be cool.
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Re: Invitation to all GHOP students

Post by shantanubala » Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:02 am

I'll be sure to join in through IRC.

I probably can only make it for a few hours, maybe less. Would that be ok?
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Re: Invitation to all GHOP students

Post by Marieke92 » Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:19 am

I just joined and confirmed my account on the wiki, and will see what I can do :)
I'll start with 1.5 help screens I think!

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Re: Invitation to all GHOP students

Post by J. Ramsay » Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:19 am

Hi,

I shall see what I can do!
How is this going to work with timezones?
I can find time on Saturday 19th AEST. I won't be able to get on at all on Monday 21st because I am at Melburne University "Academic Advice Day".
Hopefuly I will make it online when others are!

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Re: Invitation to all GHOP students

Post by mcsmom » Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:15 pm

I think it will doc camp 24/7, so just show up when you can. :)
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Re: Invitation to all GHOP students

Post by Chris Davenport » Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:59 pm

It appears some people have started the party already!  :D

I'll be around from 9AM GMT on Saturday and barring the odd break I'm planning to be around until 2AM GMT on Sunday (if I can stay awake that long).  I'll be dropping in from time to time on Sunday, then I'll be back "on duty" for as much of Monday as I can manage.

But feel free to start right now if you want.  :)  Have some popcorn to get you in the mood.  :pop

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